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Loudoun County Real Estate Assessments

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Capricorn1964, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Saw that the average single family home in the Dulles District went up by about 3.5%.
    I got the joy of having mine go up more than twice that.
     
  2. Shyam333

    Shyam333 New Member

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    Cliff my assessment went up 8% too so I feel the pain.

    Just wished I knew the exact comparable home sales they used to assess my house, as the ones I see on Zillow are way less.

    Oh well here is to hoping that tax rate stays the same (slim chance I know).

    Shyam
     
  3. Brassy

    Brassy Hiyah

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    I've been told to ignore zillow as it's not always accurate. It's the local realtors who will know what your house can sell for. We've got a neighbor who just put there's up, so it will be interesting to see how long it takes to sell, as i'm pretty sure they've done no upgrades since buying the house 10 years ago, when it was new...
     
  4. sunnydog

    sunnydog New Member

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    We appealed - the assessor for our neighborhood is Andrew (Drew) Joseph. You can reach him through the assessors office and he will answer any questions.

    While no adjustment was made I learned alot, including that the previous assessor undervalued my house which led to the "adjusted" increase this year. When I complained Drew explained to me that if anything happened to the house the insurance company would likely pay based on the county records (under the market value). Not sure if I care or totally buy into the explanation but I did send him the comps and he wrote back explaining the distinctions/variations in each one.

    Again, I did not win this but I do feel more informed.
     
  5. GotTwins?

    GotTwins? New Member

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    I spoke to Drew last week as well. My assessment was about $80k higher than the best offer I got when we tried to sell last year. Unfortunately the County doesn't appraise houses individually, they assess them in bulk based on finished square footage and recent comps in the immediate area. The feedback I got from buyers is that they didn't like my pipestem lot. But the County doesn't look at individual factors like that. So I got the education too, which stunk, and they won't adjust mine either.
     

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